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It's a bit of a dirty secret really - most people who teach self defence classes know that what they're teaching will be mostly ineffective due to: the deer-in-the-headlights syndrome that you mentioned 99% of those students are not going to actively practice what they were just taught therefore if they ever manage to apply it effectively it will be ...


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One way to reliably experience using martial arts skills during an adrenaline dump is to compete in a full-contact ruleset. A judo tournament, knockdown karate tournament, and scheduled kickboxing match, would each fit the bill. Some "reality-based self-defense" schools advocate situational training, such as practicing in everyday clothes and in everyday ...


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There are already a lot of excellent answers describing how the two compare in balance etc. Her I would like to advocate the a single technique instead of comparing the two in general. This technique is often forgotten, because it is not allowed in most sports-based martial arts: the kick to the groin, which is of course a low kick. It is the single most ...


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Here is an example of a technique against a baseball bat as taught by the Krav Maga Association "Krav Maga Global". Techniques against chairs and other larger objects are also in curriculum and work similarly. In fact they are often much easier to defend against, since they are much heavier and make the attacker more immobile. The baseball bat is the most ...


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If, for instance, someone has a baseball bat, you want to get closer to the side he's swinging it from. Even if you get hit around the body, you can brace for impact with your arm like a shield and it will not be debilitating if you're closer than his focal point of impact. His power is cut in half if you're 45 degrees or less from his frontal angle and thus ...



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